Digital Journal, November 22, 2012 - Gene Giants Prepare the Genetic Wipe-out of One of the World’s Most Important Food Crops
If their requests are approved by outgoing president Felipe Calderón, Monsanto Co. and DuPont will be planting 2,500,000 hectares (more than 6 million acres) of transgenic or GM maize in the heartland of Mexico.
According to ETC Group, http://www.etcgroup.org/content/great-mexican-maize-massacre#_ftn1 the consequences will be devastating for the heart of the center of origin and diversity for maize, and also globally.
Basically this would wipe out all biodiversity, and all the various local varieties of maize, developed over around 7,000 years.
May 13, 2013 IPS
MEXICO: GROUND ZERO IN THE FIGHT AGAINST MONSANTO FOR THE FUTURE OF MAIZE http://truth-out.org/news/item/16335-mexico-ground-zero-in-the-fight-against-monsanto-for-the-future-of-maize
THE GROWING MEXICAN MAIZE DISASTER http://www.etcgroup.org/content/growing-maize-disaster
GRAIN — Red alert! GMO AVALANCHE IN MEXICO http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4621-red-alert-gmo-avalanche-in-mexico
November 22, 2012: La Via Campesina
GMOs IN MEXICO : A CRIME AGAINST PEASANTS AND HUMANITY http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/main-issues-mainmenu-27/biodiversity-and-genetic-resources-mainmenu-37/1342-gmos-in-mexico-a-crime-against-peasant-and-indigenous-maize-a-crime-against-humanity
NEW GMO AGENT ORANGE SOY AND CORN SILENTLY BACKED BY USDA TO PUSH TRADE DEALS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2211412746/new-gmo-agent-orange-soy-silently-backed-by-usda-to-push-trade-deals
WHY THE MOST POWERFUL THING IN THE WORLD IS SEED- THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY IN SEED PATENTS http://sco.lt/5O0tFZ